For more than three decades, David Gilhooly has worked from a handful of humorous themes in pressing together a vision of the universe unrivaled in its insight and creativity. Scores of images and color plates help document Gilhooly’s unique perspective.
Gilhooly’s distinctive frog world successfully bridges his passions for history, the physical sciences, and art. From the early days of his career, Gilhooly has examined the word, past and present, through his frog-tinted glasses. His pointed examination of social and political realities has resulted in characters such as Frog Queen Victoria, Frog Osiris, and Boris Frogloff, all depicted in stately busts. Soon after the busts came Gilhooly’s celebrated arks, strong vessels made with real nails that transported Gilhooly’s characters and themes throughout his work.